7th Grade Garden Lessons

This library contains the 2015-2016 Edible Schoolyard Berkeley seventh grade garden curriculum. Seventh grade students at King Middle School participate in three 90-minute garden lessons during the fall semester, and four lessons in the spring semester. Each semester culminates with a week-long garden intensive. 

Fall Rotation

  • G7-1: Respect in the Garden Review
  • G7-2: Cuttings Lab
  • G7-3: Microscope Lab
  • G7-FI: Fall Intensive

Spring Rotation

  • G7-4: Civilizations of the Americas Walk 
  • G7-5: The Food System
  • G7-6: Levers Lab
  • G7-7: Wood Fired Beets
  • G7-SI: Spring Intensive

Resources

This scope and sequence outlines the order and high level information for our 2015-2016 seventh grade garden programming at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.

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In this seventh grade garden class, students review how the 4BEs can be applied in the garden (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be an Ally) and break into groups to work in the garden on different tasks. The time students spend working in the garden functions as...

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In this seventh grade science lesson, students identify desirable traits in plants and take cuttings from parent plants to facilitate asexual propagation and produce offspring with identical DNA.

 

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In this seventh grade science lesson, students deepen their understanding of pollen and pollinators by using microscopes to observe pollen and bee species from the garden. 

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In this seventh grade garden intensive, students come to garden class every day for a week and focus on a specific track that they choose for themselves from a set of four: Gardening and Cooking, All About Chickens, Climate Change or Mini Habitats. As part of the intensive...

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In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students learn about the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations by rotating through three stations in the garden: the origin of cacao, exploring amaranth as a staple crop, and agricultural techniques. 

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In this seventh grade science lesson, students are introduced to the food system and play an interactive game called The Wind Blows

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In this seventh grade science lesson, students learn about levers and use them to make work easier.

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In this seventh grade science lesson, students harvest, prepare and eat beets cooked in the wood-fired oven while reflecting on their second rotation in the garden.

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In this seventh grade garden intensive, students come to garden class every day for a week and focus on a specific track that they choose for themselves from a set of four: Build A Nest, Flower Power, Pole Bean Madness, or Table Construction.

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